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Environment & Energy

Climate action. Green governance. Sustainable development.

Once known as a biodiversity hotspot, teeming with life, Georgia now faces significant environmental challenges caused by both direct human activity within the area and global consequences of Climate Change. The country is highly vulnerable to climatic events that have become more frequent in recent years. Its unique biodiversity and rich natural resources are threatened by Climate Change and over-exploitation. Uneven enforcement of the environmental legislation, unsustainable use of natural resources, low awareness about the causes and impacts of climate change, and delays to introduce sustainable urban development and waste management practices, leads to biodiversity loss, land and forest degradation, and air and water pollution. In the energy sector, Georgia strives to ensure long-term energy security but continues to depend on external sources and the usage of fossil fuels. The insufficient use of renewables and low efficiency in energy supply and consumption remain a challenge.

Partnership for green solutions

UNDP assists Georgia to expand access to green solutions and make environmental issues an integral part of development. We promote sustainable environmental management, climate action and disaster risk reduction. Our partnership with the Government, local authorities, research institutions, private sector and communities allows us to assist in the adoption of sustainable policies, carry out comprehensive research and roll out green initiatives in every region of Georgia.

1.7 Million Georgians

WILL BE BETTER PROTECTED FROM CLIMATE HAZARDS

with the new multi-hazard early warning system project, funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Government of Georgia and Government of Switzerland, and implemented through UNDP.

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Three courtyards in a densely populated district of Tbilisi turned into a green and liveable urban…

A series of documentaries provides a historic insight into energy efficiency traditions in Georgian…

Sixteen countries from Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus convene in Georgia to discuss…

Over 1000 trees planted on the mountain slopes in Kazbegi to restore degraded land and reduce the…

The Parliamentary Committee on Environmental Protection and Natural Resources is the first to pilot…

The UN Country Team in Georgia welcomes enactment of tobacco control legislation in Georgia from 1…

200 thousand residents of Rioni river basin feel safer with the modern methods in flood management.

Shoreline reinforcement, bio-engineering and weather monitoring protects 200 thousand people from…

Sustainable pastures management makes the lives of Tush shepherds more stable and secure.

Natela Benidze from the village of Chalistavi is one of those hit hardest by flooding and landslides…

230 tons of persistent organic pollutants repacked at the Iagluja dump site in Georgia to save…

The most beautiful of Georgia's protected areas, Tusheti, discovers developmental benefits of…

A story of Batumi, the first green city in Georgia.

We asked about responsible production and consumption and got an answer from a 10-year old.

Moving forward from small biomass plants to the national strategy on bio-energy.

The manual is designed for the Extended Producers’ Responsibility (EPR) stakeholders in Georgia,…

The Environment and Social Assessment Report has been prepared in support of a project proposal for…

The publication describes some key aspects related to the protection of the stratospheric ozone…

Some general information about the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) and its methodology.

National policy and institutional context related to biodiversity finance in Georgia.

Findings of the initial desk reviews and consultations carried out to clarify the scope and…

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